Ridley College Musical Talent Showcased in Chapel

Today in chapel we had the pleasure of listening to the musical talents of our students.  The Grade Eight string players joined the Upper School students and played two songs, the Ridley singers performed two Christmas songs and the choir gave us a preview of the annual Nine Lessons and Carols Services that will be held on December 15th and 16th at 5pm in the Memorial Chapel. Take a look at the video:

 

Ridley College Community Building Anti-Bullying Forum

On Monday evening, Dr. Zopito Marini a Brock University Professor who is a leading expert in the field of bullying research presented to the Ridley community as a part of Anti-Bullying and Prevention Week organized by Mr. O’Rourke. Dr. Marini’s lab is currently examining the psychosocial factors involved in bullying and victimization and looking at prevention strategies. Following the presentation there was an open forum for students, teachers and parents to ask questions to a panel, which included, Dr. Marini, Mrs. Kidd – trained councilor and Lower School parent, Mrs. Papp – Director of Student Health Services and school prefects Andrew Pace ’12 and Maggie Thomas ‘12. The evening promoted a candid discussion on the topic of bullying prompted by many of our senior Lower School students.

Ridley College Weekend in Sports

It was a great weekend in Ridley sports!  The Second Boys Hockey team won the Burlington Wave Tournament over Burlington Central 3-1 on Friday. Then, the First Boys Hockey team went 4 wins and 1 loss at the MPHL Kickoff weekend in Vermont and sit in first place in the Northeast division for the first time in our association with the league.

Finally, the First Girls Basketball finished their season with an amazing run at the CAIS National tournament in St. John, New Brunswick where they pushed the top Division I team in Nova Scotia, Halifax Grammar in the final but lost by 6 to earn National Silver.

This weekend Ridley will host the CAIS Boys Basketball tournament. Over 20 teams from across Canada will descend on campus for the national championships. Ridley’s first game will be at 10:15am on Thursday against Kings Edgehill from Nova Scotia.

Thursday

  • 10:15am v. Kings Edgehill, Nova Scotia
  • 7:45pm v. Gray Academy, Manitoba

Friday

  • 9:00am v. Holy Trinity, Ontario
  • 7:45pm v. Lower Canada College, Quebec

Saturday

  • TBA

Ridley College Students Kick off Holiday Season

It’s a sure sign that the holiday season is upon us. On Friday, the annual Christmas Market was held in the Fieldhouse. Over 50 vendors set up shop selling holiday goods, the Lower School and Upper School choirs performed and House Charities were on display raising awareness and money for their individual cause.

The Toronto Santa Claus Parade keep the holiday spirit with us.  On Sunday over 80 students from Ridley College participated in the parade. Watch the video below to see the band in action:


Ridley College Runs Annual Cross Country Race

Yesterday, the Lower and Upper School students braved the brisk fall air to run the annual cross country race – one of Ridley’s longest standing traditions.  For the Lower School students tribe pride was on the line.  Students dressed in their tribe colours and ran as fast as they could to earn points for their group.


In the afternoon, it was the Upper School students turn to race and house pride was on the line.  Students wore house colours and even some mascots to represent their house. Merritt North won the house portion of the race for the boys and Leonard House won for the girls.

Leonard House swept the Junior division race
Gooderham East Student sporting “Gertie the Crocodile” GEast’s house mascot

Senior Boys Race Winners

To view more pictures from the Upper School race, click here.

To view more pictures from the Lower School race, click here.

Ridley College Grade 9 Student Launches iPhone Game

Jonah Rubin ‘15, an experienced software developer, along with makegameswith.us has released his first iOS game entitled Cheese Miners. Rubin began developing the game in July and it is now available as a free download on iTunes.  The description on the iTunes website states, “NASA lied to you – the moon IS made of cheese! 
In the wake of a massive cheese shortage on earth, you have been sent to the moon to mine for delicious, delicious lunar cheese”.  Jonah has three other applications to his credit – his next iPhone app, Polarity, is due out in a few months. Meanwhile, Jonah is enjoying his first year at Ridley and plans to be involved in the Robotics activity. His long-range plan is to be a tech entrepreneur – and he is well on his way!